Before shooting resumed for “American Hustle” in Boston, actors from the film, including Bradley Cooper, visited victims in the hospital.
“When you’re telling a story that’s full of intensity and emotion, you put it into the movie,” said Russell, who last directed the acclaimed self-renewal comedy “Silver Linings Playbook.” ‘‘You put all that heart into it. There’s a lot of heart in Boston. I love having a lot of heart in my movies.”
“American Hustle,” which also stars Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence and Jeremy Renner, opens Dec. 18.